Gettin' fresh … in Northern Nevada

Summer CSA Week 5 and a Yummy Salad

It is the dog days of summer here in Northern Nevada and it just keeps getting hotter.   The forecast last week was 95-100 everyday and it looks like it will continue through next week as well.   I’m sure it’s taking a toll on the farmers out there but this week’s box of goodies still looks wonderful.

What’s in there?   All organic, of course:   ambrosia cantaloupe, yellow crookneck and patty pan summer squash, armenian cucumbers (what’s that?  check here), romanian peppers, white and purple japanese eggplant, lettuce, purple basil (which smells like what I imagine heaven is), carrots, tomatoes (that look like apples!), garlic chives … and … oh thank you fruit gods … another yellow doll watermelon!

And, because I love big salads, this is what we had for dinner:

It is sort of a buffalo chicken mix salad with all kinds of crunchy veggies and even BBQ’d corn off the cob.

And, for those who have been following along, here’s how I get my little dude to try new veggies:

He’s not a super picky eater but it does help to make him a nicely separated buffet.

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6 responses

  1. You know how I have a weakness for your salads! This one looks EXTRA delicious 🙂

    Come and share the goodness at the link party when you get a chance…http://inherchucks.com/2012/08/08/whats-in-the-box-38/. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    August 10, 2012 at 4:08 am

    • I have to admit this one was a total last minute thing and it was one of the best salads ever! That corn took it to the next level! Thanks.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      • Love corn in my salads…it gives it an unexpected, sweet crunch 🙂

        August 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  2. Nice Haul!

    August 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  3. Pingback: What’s in the Box? #39 « In Her Chucks

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